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Hemiscolopendra marginata

Eastern Bark Centipede

Scientific Name: Hemiscolopendra marginata

Best Substrate for an Eastern bark centipede Scolopocryptops sexspinosus ReptiChip

What Makes ReptiChip The Best Red Legged Centipede Bedding


Hemiscolopendra marginata, commonly known as the Hemiscolopendra centipede, is a fascinating arthropod species found in the southeastern United States. These centipedes are known for their striking coloration, featuring a dark brown or black body adorned with bold yellow or orange stripes along the sides. Their elongated bodies are segmented, each segment housing a pair of legs, with the number of legs increasing with age and size. One of the most notable features of Hemiscolopendra marginata is their venomous bite, which they use primarily for subduing prey.

These centipedes are primarily nocturnal predators, preying on a variety of small invertebrates such as insects, spiders, and worms. Despite their venomous bite, Hemiscolopendra marginata is not considered dangerous to humans and generally avoids confrontation. They prefer to live in moist environments, such as leaf litter, rotting wood, or soil, where they can burrow and hide during the day. Interestingly, Hemiscolopendra marginata is an important part of the ecosystem, contributing to the control of insect populations and serving as prey for larger predators such as birds and reptiles. Their unique appearance, hunting behaviors, and ecological role make them a fascinating subject of study in the field of entomology.

Why ReptiChip?


ReptiChip is made by red legged centipede lovers, for red legged centipede lovers. It’s what the pros use, and it’s what you can use, too.

Our product line includes BabiChip, RediChip, ReptiChunk, MicroChip, and more, so you can be sure to find the perfect red legged centipede bedding for your pet.

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Common Red Legged Centipede Reptichip Questions

ReptiChip provides an ideal environment for your red legged centipede by balancing cleanliness, comfort, and humidity. It's excellent for moisture retention, which is crucial for the well-being of many reptiles and amphibians. The substrate is also low in sodium and potassium, reducing the risk of mineral buildup that could harm your red legged centipede.

Absolutely! While ReptiChip offers premium quality, it's priced affordably to be consumer-friendly. The substrate's durability and ease of maintenance also mean that you'll need to replace it less frequently, making it a cost-effective long-term choice for your red legged centipede.

ReptiChip is known for its low tannin content, which means it won't stain your enclosure or your red legged centipede. It's also excellent at odor absorption, keeping your living space fresh. This makes it one of the easiest substrates to maintain, allowing you more quality time with your red legged centipede.